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Maine Code Enforcement Officer Certification Newsletter
Vol. 2, Issue 3
Winter 2011
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Review of 2010
MUBEC Training/Exams
Appointment Notices
Training for Recertification

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Maine State Planning Office
38 State House Station
19 Union Street
Augusta, ME  04333-0038 

Brianne Returns from Maternity Leave


CEO Program Coordinator, Brianne Hasty, is back in the office fulltime. If, during her absence, you submitted paperwork or a query and have not received a response please contact her.  

Please Note:


We are working to make your recertification status electronic. Please watch for more information on this coming to you via email.  

MBOIA Spring Codes Conference


Mark your calendars for May 2-3, 2011 for MBOIA's Spring Codes Conference being held at the Ramda in Lewiston. Check their website for more information in the coming weeks.   

CEO Training and Certification Program - 2010 Review
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The CEO program had a very busy year! The implementation of the statewide building code kept (and is still keeping) us very busy with training and exams. We also offered basic training in internal plumbing, subsurface wastewater, and legal issues as well as quarterly exams. Here is a recap in numbers:

620 - number of people who attended SPO sponsored trainings (370 of those came just to building code trainings!)
641 - number of exams proctored (566 of those were building code exams taken by 200 people!)
20 - number of new CEOs
8 - number of new LPIs
70 - number of TPIs
We want to thank the following towns for allowing us to use their facilities for trainings and exams:
Fort Fairfield
Old Orchard Beach
The year 2011 will bring more training and exams for MUBEC. We already had a great land use training and are working on basic trainings in shoreland zoning, legal issues, 80K and much more!
Division of Environmental Health Adopts Revised Subsurface Wastewater Disposal Rules

The revised subsurface wastewater disposal rules went into effect January 18th and do include new plumbing fees. You can view the revised rule here. The Division also udpated the the Guidance Manual, which supplements the Subsurface Wastewater Disposal Rules. The Guidance Manual now includes the Division's forms, which are no longer part of the rules. You can view the Guidance Manual here. JETCC is offering training classes in April and May on these revised rules in Portland, Augusta, Ellsworth, Farmington, and Presque Isle. There is a $75 fee for all JETCC classes. Please see below for registration information.

 MUBEC Training and Exams Scheduled
test answer sheetAnother round of building code training workshops and exams have been scheduled for March and April. Training workshops include:
Residential Energy Code
Residential Ventilation Code Commercial Ventilation Code Commercial Building Code
Residential Building Code
You can find the registration form here
You can also take the Commercial Energy Code training online at any time.  
Municipally appointed CEOs may attend the training workshops at no cost. Exams are free to everyone and exams in all 7 of the codes are available. Exam dates will also be schedule for May.
The legal issues exam (as well as land use, shoreland zoning and plumbing) will be offered April 12th in Falmouth and April 14th in Augusta. You can register for those exams here.
Appointment Notices

The CEO program sent new appointment notice forms to all municipalities with populations over 2000 and asked to have them back in December. We are still waiting for a very large chunk of those forms. We need these forms so we know what areas of the statewide building code CEOs need to be certified in. You can view the information we have collected so far. If your town is listed, please be sure that the information is correct. If your town is not listed, please submit that form as soon as possible.
Basic and Advanced Outside Training Opportunities
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Keep up to date with our training calendars by checking back often. Please remember to submit an outside training request form after attending these workshops.

Upcoming Training:

Commercial Energy Code Training (CE)

Residential Energy Code Training (RE)
February 28, 2011 - Saco
March 7, 2011 - Augusta
March 14, 2011 - Bangor

Indoor Residential Ventilation Code Training (RV)
February 28, 2011 - Saco
March 7, 2011 - Augusta
March 14, 2011 - Bangor

Commercial Building Code Training (CB) You must attend both days of training to receive credit
March 1 & 2, 2011 - Saco
March 8 & 9, 2011 - Augusta
March 15 & 16, 2011 - Bangor

Indoor Commercial Ventilation Code Training (CV)
March 2, 2011 - Saco
March 9, 2011 - Augusta
March 16, 2011 - Bangor

Residential Building Code Training (RB)
March 28, 2011 - Saco
March 29, 2011 - Augustas
March 30, 2011 - Bangor

Maine Association of Site Evaluators Technical Seminar and Annual Business Meeting (SW, 6 hours)
March 1, 2011, Lewiston, ME  

National Flood Insurance Program, Maine Workshop Series (LU)
March 31, 2011, Bangor
March 31, 2011, Augusta
April 1, 2011, Westbrook  

Basic On-Site Wastewater System Installation (SW)
February 10, 2011, Auburn (Registration Deadline 1/27/2011)
March 25, 2011, Orono (Registration Deadline 3/11/2011) 

Local Planning Boards and Boards of Appeal (LI)
March 15, 2011, Embassy Suites, South Portland
March 23, 2011, Maine Municipal Association, Augusta
April 5, 2011, Spectacular Event Center, Bangor
June 21, 2011, Presque Isle Convention Center, Presque Isle
September 20, 2011, Ramada Inn, Ellsworth
November 29, 2011, Hampton Inn, Bath
December 8, 2011, University of Maine, Farmington 

New Local Plumbing Inspector (IP)
March 16, 2011, Augusta (Registration Deadline 3/2/2011) 

Advanced Septic System Training: Proprietary Device Workshop (SW)
February 17, 2011, Portland (Registration Deadline 2/3/2011)
March 8, 2011, Brewer (Registration Deadline 2/22/11) 

Basic and Advanced Erosion Control Practices (SZ)
April 5, 2011, Blue Bird Ranch Restaurant, Machias  

Subsurface Wastewater Disposal Rules: 2011 Revisions (SW)
April 7, 2011, Portland (Registration Deadline 3/24/2011)
April 15, 2011, Augusta (Registration Deadline 4/1/2011)
April 21, 2011, Ellsworth (Registration Deadline 4/7/2011)
April 27, 2011, Farmington (Registration Deadline 4/13/2011)
May 3, 2011, Presque Isle (Registration Deadline 4/19/2011) 

Maine DEP: Asbestos and Lead Training Calendar (LI)



List of Third Party Inspectors

The Maine State Planning Office is required to post a listing of currently certified third party inspectors. You can find the full list here.